The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making A Murderer Gets Wrong

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It's time to set the record straight about Steven Avery.

The Netflix series Making a Murderer was a runaway hit, with over 19 million US viewers in the first 35 days. The series left many with the opinion that Steven Avery, a man falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a previous, unrelated assault charge, had been framed by a corrupt police force and district attorney's office for the murder of a young photographer. Viewers were outraged, and hundreds of thousands demanded a pardon for Avery. The chief villain of the series? Ken Kratz, the special prosecutor who headed the investigation and trial. Kratz's later misdeeds--prescription drug abuse and sexual harassment--only cemented belief in his corruption.

This book tells you what Making a Murderer didn't.

While indignation at the injustice of his first imprisonment makes it tempting to believe in his innocence, Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What Making a Murderer Gets Wrong and the evidence shared inside--examined thoroughly and dispassionately--prove that, in this case, the criminal justice system worked just as it should.

With Avery , Ken Kratz puts doubts about Steven Avery's guilt to rest. In this exclu- sive insider's look into the controversial case, Kratz lets the evidence tell the story, sharing details and insights unknown to the public. He reveals the facts Making a Murderer conveniently left out and then candidly addresses the aftermath--openly discussing, for the first time, his own struggle with addiction that led him to lose everything.

Avery systematically erases the uncertainties introduced by the Netflix series, confirming, once and for all, that Steven Avery is guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach.
Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781944648008
Branch Call Number: 345.77502523 Kra
Characteristics: xvii, 173 pages, 14 pages of colour plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilkinson, Peter - Author


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May 06, 2017

So far, I have been impressed with all the books I have read about the Steven Avery case including this one.

This book included more about Avery's alleged accomplice- his nephew Brendon Dassey. The author suggests that Avery's family pressured Dassey to accept a term in prison rather than try to prove his innocence and possibly further incriminate his uncle Steven Avery.

Kratz also writes of his own personal problems including losing his family, home and business over his sex addiction, drug abuse and propositioning one of his female clients.

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